Dec 172014
 

New York Daily News
California boy, 12, on cheerleading squad tragically took his life
SFGate (blog)
“I heard that people called him gay because he was a cheerleader,” a cheerleading friend told CBS Sacramento. “I didn't see why people would tease him because he was so nice.” Heartbreaking. Nauseating. Maddening. There are absolutely no words that …
Bullied boy cheerleader, 12, found dead in Calif. homeNew York Daily News
A 12-Year-Old Was Bullied So Brutally For Cheerleading That He Committed MTV.com
Bullying cited in preteen cheerleader suicideYahoo Sports (blog)
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Dec 172014
 

New York Times
Buffalo Bills Cheerleaders' Routine: No Wages and No Respect
New York Times
BUFFALO — Alyssa cannot recall the precise moment she realized her dream gig as a Buffalo Bills cheerleader had turned into a nightmare. Each week held so many indignities. Supervisors ordered the cheerleaders, known as the Buffalo Jills, to warm up
Misogyny Runs Rampant In Buffalo According To Five Bills CheerleadersUproxx
Buffalo Bills cheerleaders faced unspeakable 'indignities' before being Winnipeg Sun

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Dec 172014
 

Mother Jones
A Not-So-Brief and Extremely Sordid History of Cheerleading
Mother Jones
Not all is sunny and chipper in the world of professional cheerleading this year. NFL cheerleaders from five squads sued their teams last spring, alleging sub-minimum-wage pay, mandatory "jiggle tests," and other degrading working conditions. Since

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Dec 172014
 

Philly.com (blog)
The "split" over cheerleading: Is it an activity or a sport?
Philly.com (blog)
Whatever you call it, cheerleading today is cartwheels away from what it once was. Rewind to a Princeton football game in 1884 when a man gave the first official cheer to encourage his team to do better. Fifteen years later, an all-male “yell squad

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Dec 172014
 

AL.com
Cheerleading championship features more than 80 teams (updated with school
AL.com
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — More than 80 cheerleading teams participated in the UCA Southern Championship at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex Arena on Sunday. There were 43 teams in 23 divisions of the All-Star championships and 44 …

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Dec 172014
 
This Video Reveals Just How Degrading Professional Cheerleading Really Is
Mother Jones
Earlier today I published a timeline that chronicles the history of cheerleading, featuring everything from the debut of the Washington Redskinettes to Robin Williams' cameo as a Denver Broncos cheerleader. But for all the confounding moments in the …

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Dec 172014
 
Greenup cheerleaders add state crown to 14 national titles
The Independent
Greenup County used the same routine for the state competition as it will for the national competition in February. They nailed it, defeating runner-up by seven points — a whopping margin in the cheerleading world — in the medium (16 cheerleaders

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Dec 172014
 

WHAS 11.com (subscription)
Bullitt East High School cheerleaders bring home 2 state titles
WHAS 11.com (subscription)
(WHAS11) — Bullitt East High School cheerleaders are celebrating a double victory after they brought home two state titles over the weekend. Saturday, the all-girl team and the co-ed team won the school's first ever state titles. The girls finished

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Dec 172014
 

Fayetteville Observer (blog)
910Rec: Village Christian cheerleading win first place at Holiday Edge
Fayetteville Observer (blog)
If so, you saw that the Village Christian cheerleading squad finished first at the Holiday Edge Championships. The Knights took home the top prize from the Cheer Ltd. event in the varsity non-tumble division. The competition was held at Methodist

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Dec 172014
 
Southern Illinois cheerleading coach killed in car crash
STLtoday.com
A Southern Illinois cheerleading coach was killed in a head-on crash Sunday near Mount Vernon, Ill. Krista Storment, 22, of Dix, Ill., was killed in the crash on Highway 15 west of Mount Vernon, according to WSIL-TV. Storment coached the cheerleading

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